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Breakthrough Ministry Grants

Grants are awarded quarterly to assist churches or related organizations in starting new ministries or expanding existing ministries to reach new people.

Application Deadlines: January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31.

Granting Dates: - February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15

Breakthrough Ministry Grants are intended to be seed money to fuel the movement of the Spirit in the hearts of Dakotas United Methodists. These grant funds are provided through the generosity of United Methodist Churches across the Dakotas who faithfully give through their apportionments, Foundation funds, endowments and Annual Conference Miracle Offerings. Projects supported through Breakthrough Ministry grants include new ministries and expansion of existing ministries to reach new people, ministries that create church-school partnerships or relationships with college students or other young adults, and technology that will enhance mission and ministry impact.

Breakthrough Ministry Grant Application

  • If any funds are used for salary support, provide a clear description of how employees time will be used in respect to this project/ministry and how this seed money grant will be replaced in the future.
  • New projects are preferred; however, enhancements or new direction of an existing project is acceptable.
  • Acceptance of awarded funds indicates agreement to submit a follow-up report and photos (for publicity) within 30 days of receiving funds and beginning project. Reports may be used in Conference promotional materials (printed, electronic & video).
  • Remember: It is better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all. Your feedback on all results is needed to make this grant and other programs better. Thank you.
  • Acceptance indicates understanding that all money will be used directly for the above project and specified purpose. Please save all receipts should a review be requested by grantor.